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Adams County Workforce & Business Center

Meet Brian

Workforce Challenge

After he was laid off as an IT Manager for 13 years, Brian remained unemployed for a year. He had about 20 years of experience in the field, but he did not have a degree or any certifications. His previously employer did not have the latest technology, and potential employers told him he was behind on the latest updates. Brian was seeking assistance with tuition to obtain computer certifications.

Workforce Solution

Brian received a WIA scholarship and completed training. He obtain MCSE Private Cloud & Virtualization Specialist Certifications.

Outcomes & Benefits

A month later, he reported to his case manager that he secured employment with a company in Portland, OR as an Information Technology Director. He said, "My training over the past year was an important factor in securing this offer." Through WIA assistance, Brian was able to increase his income by 61%.

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